Recruitment principles

Recruitment is a strategically important part of positioning the Group as a benchmark employer. To achieve this objective, four key principles drive our recruitment action:

  • Make recruitment a major driver for ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Develop a strategic recruitment vision
  • Guarantee and strengthen the employer promise
  • Strive for efficiency, strong performance and professionalism

An internal expertise center

In France, the Group’s Business Units receive support for their internal and external recruitment actions from the Source-In expertise center, part of the Group HR Division. Source-In also performs specific expertise missions for the Group’s entities. In May 2012, Source-In received AFNOR NF X50-767 certification for recruitment consulting firms.


Work-based learning

Work-based learning enables the Group to develop new talent in key businesses while promoting diversityequal opportunity and stable employment. For this reason, developing this recruitment method is now one of the Group’s top priorities. At the conclusion of a work-based learning contract, candidates may be recruited as ENGIE employees. In 2012, Group subsidiaries hosted 4,772 trainees, representing 4.4% of the Group’s workforce in France.

2013 work-study campaign

The new work-study campaign is underway: candidates from all backgrounds will be considered, as the Group intends to recruit individuals with vocational or university education in its 23 professional industries and all its lines of business.


Key figures for recruitment in 2012

  • The Group sent more than 500 business representatives to some 50 forums in France and Belgium. Nearly 55,000 students took part in these forums.
  • The partnership with the World Academic Sport Challenge brought together 4,000 students.
  • Young engineers were recruited through social networks for a two-year trainee program in Latin America.
  • ENGIE formed academic partnerships with major European institutions: Collège des Ingénieurs, Copernic, CEMS, TIME, Energy 21st, and AtmiCareers in Europe.